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Today's Opinions

  • What goes around comes around

    “Kids, you can’t beat them.  Especially where it shows.”

    Unknown Parent

     

    I stopped off at St. Dominic to pick up Cindy last Wednesday right after school.  I was surprised to find her rolling around the office while laughing her head off.  

    “Poor old girl.  She’s finally lost it,” I thought.

    I immediately took charge and said, “Get off the floor.  Your clothes will get dirty.”

  • The story behind "Lean on Me"

    Lean on me

    when you’re not strong

    I’ll be your friend

    I’ll help you carry on

    for it won’t be long

    ‘till I’m gonna need

    somebody to lean on

     

    Stanza of Bill Wither’s song, “Lean on Me”

     

    Years ago I went shopping with Cindy in a mall in Louisville or Lexington.  I can’t remember which.  It must have been before we had kids because it was just us that day.

  • Life after suicide

    Neither of my high school friends let me in on their secret: they planned to commit suicide. They succeeded.

    Not at the same time. And by then we were miles and years apart. But it still shook me to the core when I heard the news. “Death by suicide.” My friends, they were, at least for some fun years. Football. Friday night school dances. Parties. Cruising. Hanging out.

  • The big thud theory

    Tipping Point: The critical point in an evolving situation that leads to a new and irreversible development.

    We’re all going to die!

    Well, that’s true, but just not today.

  • Higdon gives highlights from Frankfort

    We are now halfway through the 2010 General Assembly Session and while the House of Representatives continues to labor, as constitutionally required, on a budget proposal, the Senate’s work, while on a smaller scale, is no less important. Both House and Senate Appropriations and Revenue chairmen are in close consultation so that when the House budget proposal is finalized and moves to the Senate, we can hit the ground running.

  • Our fantasy with reality

    “Robin is better than the girl of my dreams. She’s real.”

    - From the movie “(500) Days of Summer”

    Our obsession with reality television has run amuck.

  • Washington County's own Steel Magnolias

    “M’Lynn, your husband is the boil on the butt of humanity.”

    Ouiser’s line from Steel Maganolias

     

    Hey, Margaret Chelf!  I’ll be waiting in the front row when you belt out that line!

    Steel Magnolias is the latest play being performed by the Central Kentucky Community Theatre. It will be playing February 26-28 and March 5-7. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Enjoying winter Olympic 'events'

    I’m an outdoor guy. I enjoy the warm, sunny days that come along with baseball season, and even the cooler days that bring the college and NFL football seasons.

    That’s why even I have been surprised to find myself enjoying the winter Olympics so much this year. Other than basketball and hockey, I’d rather be playing an outdoor sport, or even watching one played outdoors. That’s just me. But this whole winter Olympics thing has found me sitting in my chair with, well, let’s say, other events on the TV.